Monthly Archives: December 2011

Links






From the Economist:  “The Disposable Academic”.  Think twice before going for that PhD!  Similar research has suggested there is an overproduction of political science PhDs.   Business Insider has links to the “most shocking” stories of 2011.  Especially surprising is “the economics of killing someone” in China.    

Opportunity for undergraduates to get published!






From: Columbia University’s Journal of Politics & Society Want an opportunity to GET YOUR RESEARCH IN BARNES & NOBLE AND ON EBSCOHOST? Columbia University’s Journal of Politics & Society, published by the Helvidius Group, invites you to submit your class papers and theses for consideration for our Spring 2012 edition. The Editorial Board is seeking…

The past fall’s research and other professional activities






The bad news is that I am still finishing my book manuscript. (I had hoped to be done by now!). The good news is that I have gotten a fair amount of writing and research done. For the past several years or so, there have been two prongs to my research agenda: (1) Africa’s role…

The past fall’s teaching






I’m not yet done grading but her are some of the highlights from this past fall’s teaching and advising: Just finished teaching two courses, Africa in World Politics and Introduction to International Relations. My students in my IR course wrote some fantastic research and policy papers. One of the stronger policy papers examined US food…